Book of Saints – Louis of Toulouse


(a href=”saints”>Saint) Bishop (August 19) (13th century) Born in Provence (A.D. 1274), he was the great nephew of Saint Louis, King of France, and through his mother, the great-nephew also of Saint Elisabeth of Hungary. He was inured to hardships from his childhood, both because of the strictness of his homelife, and because of the ill-treatment he had received while kept prisoner for seven years at Barcelona, as hostage for his father, who had been taken prisoner of war. When again free he voluntarily embraced a life of austerity and prayer. He made his Religious Profession as a Franciscan Friar in Rome. Reluctantly, and “as the poorest of the poor,” he took possession of the important Archbishopric of Toulouse, to which he was almost at once promoted. He did not, however, live to govern his Diocese, but passed away at Brignolles, his birthplace, August 19, A.D. 1297, when only twenty-three years old. Such was his repute for sanctity that he was almost at once canonised. His relics are at Valentia in Spain.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Louis of Toulouse”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 July 2014. Web. 16 January 2019. <>